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Saudi King appoints Crown Prince as PM

Riyadh/UNI: Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's prime minister, Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a royal decree.

Drug seizure: Two Pakistanis, six others arrested in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested eight people, including two Pakistanis, after they busted a drug smuggling bid in what is being termed as the country's biggest operation.

Saudi Arabia: Two Pakistanis among eight arrested in 'biggest' drug bust

Riyadh/UNI: Saudi officers foiled an attempt to smuggle 47 million amphetamine pills into the country, the media reported, describing it as the largest drug trafficking operation in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia: UN calls for release of woman sentenced to 34 years in prison for tweeting

New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, expressed outrage on Friday over a 34-year prison sentence handed down to a Saudi woman charged with following and retweeting so-called dissidents and activists.

US President Joe Biden arrives in Saudi Arabia as part of Middle East trip

Riyadh/UNI/Xinhua: US President Joe Biden landed in Jeddah in western Saudi Arabia on Friday afternoon for an official visit to the kingdom, according to media reports.

Kuwaiti activist gets five years in prison for tweets 'insulting' Saudi Arabia, rights group describes it 'arbitrary'

Kuwait: A Kuwaiti court has sentenced activist Salman Al-Khalidi to a five years' imprisonment on charges that challenge his legitimate right to freedom of opinion and expression, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor has said in a statement expressing deep concern.

US Prez Joe Biden plans 'full reset' of ties with Saudis

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The Joe Biden administration and the Saudi leadership have agreed to reset bilateral relations that includes moving past differences over the killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi amid the need to boost oil production, CNN reported citing senior administration officials.

Saudi Arabia: Release Abdullah al-Howaiti, revoke death sentence

New York: UN-appointed independent human rights experts called on Tuesday for Saudi Arabia to immediately release Abdullah al-Howaiti and quash the death sentence against him for crimes he allegedly committed as a child.

UN chief condemns attacks on civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia and Yemen

New York: Recent escalation of the conflict in Yemen drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday.

UN rights chief decries mass execution of 81 people in Saudi Arabia

New York: The UN human rights chief has condemned the beheading of 81 people by Saudi Arabia during the course of a single day, charged with terrorism-related offences.

Saudi Arabia executes 81 people in one day on charges of terrorism

Saudi Arabia Saturday said it has executed a total of 81 people in one day on various terrorism-related charges, topping the executions last year and eliciting criticism from rights activists.

Saudi Arabia: Over 1,000 participate in first yoga festival

Jeddah: Over 1,000 people participated in Saudi Arabia’s first yoga festival recently.

Pakistan: Saudi oil facility yet to be operationalised

Islamabad: Legal and procedural delays have forced authorities to still not be able to operationalise a $1.2 billion Saudi oil facility (SOF) in Pakistan, media reports said on Friday.

Saudi authorities prepapring to deport 2 Muslim Uyghurs back to China: HRW

Beirut, Lebanon: Saudi authorities are apparently preparing to deport two Muslim Uyghurs back to China, where they are at serious risk of arbitrary detention and torture, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said recently.

Houthi drone strike: Saudi jets bomb Yemeni capital, residential area, in retaliatory strike

Sana’a/Tehran/UNI: Saudi Arabian jets bombed the Yemeni parliament building and a military academy in Sanaa early on Tuesday morning, in retaliation for the Houthi drone attack on the Adnoc tanker area in Abu Dhabi on Monday in which three people, including two Indians, were killed.